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Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Creeping Lip Plant
Scientific Name: Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene
Synonym: Lippia repens, Lippia reptans, Phyla incisa, Lippia incisa, Lippia canescens, Lippia nodiflora
Family: Verbenaceae
Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Creeping Lip Plant (Phyla  nodiflora)
Lippia nodiflora, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 98. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24
USDA: 8-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: South and southwest USA, south to South America

Growth Habits: Mat-like perennial ground cover, 3 inches tall ( 7 cm), 18 to 24 inches spread (45-60 cm); leaves are less than 1 inch long (2.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, for best appearance, else drought tolerant

Propagation: Division or seeds in spring, cuttings in late summer

Sturdy enough to be used as a lawn substitute, can be walked on, and mowed if needed. Dormant in winter.

Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Creeping Lip Plant (Phyla  nodiflora)

Blooming Habits:
Pale pink to white flowers, with orangish throats, in tight round clusters are barely 0.5 to 0.8 inch in diameter (1.2-2 cm), from spring through fall. The flowers attract bees.

Fruiting Habits:

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